2 thoughts on “Debate – should we support intellectual property rights?”

  1. Posted 29/08/2018 at 09:30 | Permalink

    Bringing Locke’s argument into it is nonsense. By abolishing intellectual property rights you aren’t abolishing the right of an individual to own the product of their labour.You’re abolishing the right to artificially protect the profits that might accrue from the sale of the product of that labour. Since the law doesn’t or shouldn’t exist to artificially protect profit it’s difficult to see how you can justify intellectual property.

  2. Posted 08/09/2018 at 08:50 | Permalink

    It would be very interesting to see the research that supports that “The case that there is a positive tradeoff between the costs of an IP monopoly and the benefits of higher innovation is weak to non-existent.” How (un)ambigous are those research results?

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